First rate ships (also called three-deckers) from the late 18th Century have always been fascinating to the period ship enthusiasts.
This works includes 34 plates at 1:48 scale
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First rate ships (also called three-deckers) from the late 18th Century have always been fascinating to the period ship enthusiasts. With a crew of more than one thousand, these ships were fitted with 112 to 132 guns on 4 or even 5 levels. As genuine floating fortresses, the three-deckers from that era were some of the largest wooden ships ever built. This monograph contains all the documentation needed to build “Le Commerce de Marseille”. This ship was built in Toulon in 1788 from the draughts by master shipwright JN Sané. This naval architecture genius was, along with Borda, the author of master plans for the typical frigate, as well as for 74, 80 and 118-gun vessels. These ships, built from these plans, armed our navy in great numbers for several decades. The 34 large-format plates (90 x 170 cm) included in this voluminous work contain all the drawings necessary to build an entirely framed model; should the modeller choose to do so. The set of plans also offers the opportunity to slightly modify the dispositions of the ship in order to possibly build a “supposed” version of L’Orient which was sunk during the battle of Nile in 1798. As in previous works, the plates also show detailed drawings of all the fittings, masting and sails.
This set of plans is complemented by a 110 page booklet where the reader is given a short history of these vessels and their construction, a biography of JN Sané. As well and as usual, the reader will find detailed explanations and comments about each and every plate.
This works includes 34 plates at 1:48 scale:
1) Schematic elevation of the hull
3) Framing parts
4) Frames and riders 1
5) Frames and riders 2
6) Frames and riders 3
7) Frames and riders 4
8) Stern framing
9) Hawse timbers
10) Elevation of the hull framing
11) Beakhead and stem framing
12) Planking below the waterline (quickwork)
13) Longitudinal view of the framing
14) Cross sections
15) The hold
16) The orlop deck
17) First deck
18) Second deck
19) Third deck
20) Forecastle and quarterdeck
21) Poop deck and fitting out on L’Orient
22) Top view
23) Longitudinal layout
24) Equipment and fittings 1
25) Equipment and fittings 2
26) Equipment and fittings 3
27) Equipment and fittings 4
28) Overall elevation
29) Front and aft views
30) Masts and yards
31) Mast fittings and blocks
32) Sails (1:96 scale)
33) Belaying points
34) Overall elevation under sails (1:72 scale)
Information: Supplementary plans or brochures can only be sold if you already have the complete monograph.
The books only without plans in English or Italian or Spanish are sold only if you already have the monograph in French. (proof of purchase will be requested)
Author : Gérard DELACROIX Translation Gilles KORENT
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